This is basically a recap of season 1. That's all it is. It does a good job telling the story of season 1 in just one episode. It does a good job setting up for season 2 and getting people hyped. There isn't much to say about this since it's just a long summary.
Those who want to start with season 2 right away without taking the time to watch season 1 should just watch this to have an idea of what is happening, though I would not recommend it. This is more of a "refreshing of memory." Get's you pumped up for season 2.
Not really worth watching, but it is worth something to those who love 100% completions.
Pros: Not much, it delves into the individuals more so than a usual episode.
Cons: Boring recap of series.
None really just a recap of season 1.
How can i write a longer review when this episode is only 21 min long and total trash how long must it be. It seriously is a single episode there's nothing to write about and this bullshit minimum verbiage is stupid. This is getting ridiculous sometimes there's not much to say on a recap episode, that everyone would've seen watching the series.(6)
This episode basically recaps season 1. As, IMO, it targets people who hasn't seen season 1, I think it does a pretty good job at telling the main events.
The best soundtracks are here, the main characters are presented. However, there was few new animation (I guess it was even none).
For people who have already seen season 1, it is a great reminder, and surely a quick one, while still being respectful of the best scenes from season 1.
To conclude on all this : I think it is a pretty good episode to get yourself in the mood before watcing season 2. However, as it required
only editing to prepare this episode, I'll only rate 8, which is my overall feeling about My hero academia season 1, minus 1 point.
It's a very short filler episode in between the seasons and although it doesn't have actual plot, the intention isn't for the plot, but more for the characters. I liked that the directors & writers made it clear that this episode was a mere filler by pausing all progression. I did enjoy the mini recap of season 1 because it helps my memory.
I feel like the art was better in this episode just because of the minimum amount of animation required. The notebook looks very realistic and they made the graphite from the sketches very detailed. I also liked how they added a bit
of progression in the quality of each page in the note.
The soundtrack is good as always because it's nice to listen to.
The characters were the best part of the episode because it took a lot of time to focus on the main cast of the anime. Their powers, suits, personalities, and everything that Izuku observed was really helpful in getting to know the characters. The timing is also nice, because when you learned enough about character the page flips and that buys enough to process about each character.
I really like this episode and hopefully you found it interesting.
Just personal scratch.
Advised, possible spoilers.
Opinion & Informal
Note #1: I prefer to rate things concerning their "type." So for example, I gave this a 6/10 for the art and animation areas because I feel that they did more than the average for a **recap episode** in those areas when compared to other recap episodes.
Art: 6/10 The artwork was the same. It's a recap so it was an entire episode of strewn-together clips. This was pretty much an average recap piece but the reason I'm giving this a 6, above a 5, is because this recap actually included new "animation" as well as made
an effort to be a bit more than your average recap episode. For example, during the episode's segment I (I as in Irvine) there was actually a very brief moment where it was going over Izuku's hero notebook. This wasn't the only example but there were still shots with very slight animation to it in which it was showcasing hero profiles. Those very specific shots and details of those hero profiles weren't in the original anime or manga as far as I remember. Another specific example from this is when it was showing how Izuku was initially making his hero notebook. There was a short sequence showing the individual previous notebooks and how they eventually lead up to his 13th notebook; that wasn't in the original anime either. The last example of new animation that set this recap episode apart from your average recap episode was the ED. The ED was new and actually looked nice for something that was supposed to be low effort. It had new animations. I'm basically giving this area a 6 because this recap episode did more than what the average recap episode does. That is, it had more than one instance of new art and animation.
Animation: 6/10 Most of what I wanted to say is expressed in the above area so please refer to that so that I save time and space. Basically: a few new bits of art and animation. This wasn't simply a slide show of clips. This recap episode actually added extra bits such as new art, animation, and things like those character names that appear when introducing someone.
Characters: 5/10 Recaps all the main characters, main side characters and villains. Nothing special done here. Can't talk about character development or design since this is a recap.
Plot: 5/10 Same idea here as with the characters area.
Development: 6/10 This recap episode did noticeably well in this area. Yes, this recap episode was pretty much a slideshow of the original anime's clips but the transitions, flow, and brand new narration was what made this above-average. The transitions were somewhat more thoughtful and the overall recap did what it was supposed to with the least amount of questions.
Music: 5/10 No new music, bgm, or soundboard. Sound design not applicable.
Conclusion: 6/10 Same song for the ED but new animation here. The ED animation was simple but looked nice. This is a plus.
Overall: 6/10 This was an above-average **recap episode** pretty much. This recap episode clearly did more than what your standard recap episode does. It had new art, new animations, and was thoughtfully recapped. It actually had editing. I can't really talk about character development or plot development for a recap episode so just know that this is an above-average recap episode.